Announcing Nicola Anthony as an elected member of Royal Society of Sculptors

This month I received the fabulous news that I have been formally elected as a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors. It is an honour to be part of this wonderful network of sculptors, a society with royal patronage which leads the conversation about sculpture today. The history of the society itself is really fascinating and has been a cornerstone of first the British art world and then the international art world, so I share a little insight below…

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Join us this Thursday at 'An Ideal Soup'

An Ideal Soup: The BAR Gallery – Thursday 12th April – Saturday 5th May

‘An Ideal Soup’ opens this week, bringing together a collection of work from Harlesden Gallery - a 'nomadic' gallery originally borne out of a reaction to the absence of cultural space in Harlesden, and nowadays representing a talented collective of artists, both from NW10 and elsewhere. The line up includes Carne Griffiths, an illustrator renowned for using ink tea and alcohol as mediums, Nicola Anthony a sculptor using words and language as both subject and medium, and artist and curator Gabriel Parfitt, who creates his patchwork backgrounds to form a narrative for a dislocated and re-interpreted subject matter.

The ‘soup’ is an eclectic body of work, an exhibition combining sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media. The exhibition will be one of the last shows at the Willesden Green Centre's BAR gallery before it is redeveloped - so do come along to the private view on Thursday 12th April where the artists welcome you for a celebratory drink.

Proudly showcased alongside the work of these talented London based artists are the works of the Harlesden Gallery Juniors – a budding bunch of artists from the John Keble Primary School in Harlesden, who also recently stole the show at last year’s Harlesden High Street exhibition.

Artists: Alex McIintyre, Carne Griffiths, Christine Warrington, Dijana Bekvalac, Gabriel Parfitt, Henryk Terpilowski, Ines Szamrey, Kitty Hillier, Lorenzo Belenguer, Mary Pritchard, Mike Garland (PIKY), Nicola Anthony, Odette Farrell, Oksana Veber, Pete Webster, Richard Tilbury, Will Parker

Dates: Opening & private view

Thursday 12th April, exhibition runs 

 12th April – 5th May 2012

Venue: The BAR Gallery at Willesden Green | Willesden Green Centre | 95 High Road London | NW10 2SF

Oksana Veber

Dijana Bekvalac

Nicola Anthony

Mary Pritchard

Great Soul - Field Trip Project Asia: Thailand

My artwork ‘Great Soul’ will be on display as part of the Field Trip Project Asia: Thailand exhibitions and activities at bangkok art and culture centre this April and May 2019.

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Solo Exhibition at Singapore Art Museum: Private view


In October 2017 there was a small intimate opening for supporters and collectors of Nicola Anthony’s artwork, at Singapore Art Museum.

To find out more about the artworks check out the video below. To see Nicola’s address during the official public opening at SAM, see the video here.

Revealing the inner worlds of people from different walks of life through stories gathered from the community, this two-part presentation at Singapore Art Museum by British artist Nicola Anthony explores the human condition and threads of commonalities despite our differences. The Human Archive Project focuses on disenfranchised communities and human stories in Singapore.

Nicola Anthony shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2019

I am honoured to be shortlisted again for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize . The judging panel have selected my kinetic light sculpture which links the histories of Britain, Myanmar and Singapore, contrasting fortune and misfortune in the lives of migrant workers. 

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Finalists of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Revealed

Press release: The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) has announced the top 30 finalists of The 2019 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, the 15th edition of Asia’s most prestigious prize for contemporary artists.

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Rice by Eva - Inspired writing - Clockwork Moons

Carpe Art Journal features fiction, essays, reviews and personal anecdotes about art. The essay ‘Rice’ by Eva Wong Nava was inspired by one of the artworks in Nicola Anthony’s Clockwork Moon’s series. Clockwork Moons (Time Waits for No Migrant Man) triggered a childhood memory of loss and enlightenment prompting Eva to write this beautiful story. The story was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2018 by the Editor of Ariel Chart Magazine.

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Clockwork Moon (reclamation) featured on Blouin Artinfo

I am pleased to have my piece ‘Reclamation’ featured on Blouin Artinfo. “Asia’s most prestigious prize for Contemporary artists — celebrates its 15th edition this year, and 400 mid-career artists from 28 countries were nominated for it by more than 70 independent art professionals from across the Asia Pacific region.”

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Remembering Our Father's Words featured in Architectural Record

I am pleased to report that my piece ‘Remembering Our Father’s Words’ was featured in Architecture Record. The article discusses the unveiling of The USC Shoah Foundation’s permanent exhibit which presents the testimony of holocaust survivors.

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Intersection, Yangon Exhibition

Intersection was an exhibition of poetry and visual art by Singaporean poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: Yangon, London, and Singapore.

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Secretariat Mini-Residency and Photo-box

From this one-day residency the piece “a staircase leads to the defined place for making art” was produced. The piece was a photo-box documenting the interventions in Secretariat. The box was made by a local Yangon man in the market square and includes a site specific poem written by Marc Nair.

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Burning and weaving: Time-lapse of installation artwork

This video is about Area Clearance - an installation artwork made in 2018, paired with a poem of the same name by Marc Nair. The artwork and poem tackle the subject of genocide of the Rohingya tribe in Myanmar, featuring burned paper, prayer leaves, ash and coal to make an archway which visitors can step into. Showcased at Myanm/art Gallery, Yangon, in collaboration with Intersections Gallery Singapore.

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RES·O·NANT: a sound installation by Mischa Kuball, with 50 invited composers & sound artists

Composed of sounds from the sunrise birdsong in Yangon, Myanmar; blessing sparrows released into a Burmese Buddhist temple; the call to prayer at Shwedagon pagoda in Myanmar, the muezzin's dawn prayer in a mosque in Singapore, and the echoes of early morning street sounds collaged together from inside various caves and cavernous spaces.

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